1 Thessalonians 5:6
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Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
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Other Translations of 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Therefore let vs not sleepe, as doe others: but let vs watch and be sober.- King James Version (1611)
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so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.- New American Standard Version (1995)
so then let us not sleep, as do the rest, but let us watch and be sober.- American Standard Version (1901)
So then, let us not take our rest as the others do, but let us be self-controlled and awake.- Basic English Bible
So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober;- Darby Bible
Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do; but let us watch, and be sober. - Douay Rheims Bible
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. - Webster's Bible
So then let us not sleep, like the rest of the world, but let us keep awake and be sober.- Weymouth Bible
so then let's not sleep, as the rest do, but let's watch and be sober.- World English Bible
Therfor slepe we not as othere; but wake we, and be we sobre.- Wycliffe Bible
so, then, we may not sleep as also the others, but watch and be sober,- Youngs Literal Bible
View Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:6
5:6 Awake, and keep awake - Being awakened, let us have all our spiritual senses about us.
View People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:6
1Th 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others. Since Christians are of the day, they should be wide awake. Day is not the time for sleep. A sleep of the spiritual faculties, which renders one insensible to danger, is meant. Instead of sleeping, Christians should watch and be sober minded. For a comment declaring how we should obey this, turn to Lu 21:34,36.
Anonymous's comment on 2011-05-28 22:34:24:
it means not toe be in unawareness of the spiritual ream but to always acknowledge god and stay in his will at all times to be ready.
cheryl lynn's comment on 2010-07-21 13:39:47:
I believe this literally means be sober not drunk. Many people think it is ok to go out drinking, but that makes us slothful and do things that are unseemly in the sight of God. We must be ready at all times in case the Lord returns.
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